America is Seeing the Fastest, Strongest Recovery from Any Economic Crisis in History

America is Seeing the Fastest, Strongest Recovery from Any Economic Crisis in History

#PresidentTrump #economic #recovery Incomes hit record high and poverty reached record low in Y 2019 Bruce WD Barren, one of America’s most business accoladed turnaround experts in the corporate middle capital market worldwide, says: Get ready America for America will not only see  the era of a new energy – with a second turnaround, especially given the […]

US Economic Recovery Does Not Depend on More Aid

US Economic Recovery Does Not Depend on More Aid

#Economic #Recovery #Aid White House adviser Larry Kudlow said says the nation’s economic recovery will continue despite uncertainty surrounding another virus relief bill. He said the nation’s recovery does not not on additional fiscal stimulus, but it will help. “In truth I don’t know,” Kudlow said during a TV interview about whether Congress will eventually approve another […]

No ‘Porked Up’ Aid Bill is Needed Now

No ‘Porked Up’ Aid Bill is Needed Now

#PresidentTrump #economy #recovery #Congress #money The US economy is entering a self-sustaining V-Shaped recovery and does not need a big dose of aid/relief/stimulus bill from Congress. “The numbers are coming in very, very nicely,” National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said adding that data suggests a rise in C-19 coronavirus cases over the Summer put only “a […]

The US Economy is Experiencing a V-Shaped Recovery

The US Economy is Experiencing a V-Shaped Recovery

#economy #V-shaped #recovery A V-shaped recovery is commonly characterized by a quick and sustained recovery in measures of economic performance after a sharp economic decline.  “I think by the end of this year, you’re going to see a big rebound. And of course the stock market is telling us that. The market is telling us hey, we’re going to […]

The Economic Data Calls for More Aid/Relief/Stimulus

The Economic Data Calls for More Aid/Relief/Stimulus

#Aid/Relief/Stimulus #Congress #GDP #Fed #depression #economy US Treasury Mnuchin Calls on Congress to Pass more Stimulus this Month The economic data reported Thursday confirmed the enormity of the Q-2 blow suffered by the global economy and the challenges ahead. The longer Congress delays, the greater the risk that the stalled recovery will lead to a […]

US Economic Activity Increases Despite Uncertainty

US Economic Activity Increases Despite Uncertainty

#Fed #economy #businesses #BeigeBook #C19Coronavirus #growth $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US businesses saw an uptick in activity into the beginning of July as states eased restrictions to contain the novel coronavirus chaos, a Fed report showed Wednesday, but remained uncertain about the economic outlook going forward. The picture illustrated in the Fed’s latest snapshot of […]

US Seeing a ‘Big V-shaped’ Economic Rebound Ahead

US Seeing a ‘Big V-shaped’ Economic Rebound Ahead

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The US the economy has started to benefit from a V-shaped recovery Markets are benefiting from both liquidity and optimism that the C-19 coronavirus chaos will fade away or be contained. But, it take some time before we come all the way up and get back to Y 2019 marks. […]

Just 38% of Small Businesses Applying for Aid Received C-19 Coronavirus Loans

Just 38% of Small Businesses Applying for Aid Received C-19 Coronavirus Loans

Almost 75% of small businesses in a survey applied for help from a federal loan program designed to keep workers employed during the C-19 coronavirus chaos, but only 38% of small businesses received any money, according to survey results the US Census Bureau released Thursday. Crude Oil extraction and mining businesses had the best success […]

President Trump’s Policies Will Bring Economic Prosperity Back to America

President Trump’s Policies Will Bring Economic Prosperity Back to America

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX In Y 2016, the US economy was continuing its 8 year stagnation. The 2008-2009 Great Recession was over, but the expansion never happened, as the slow recovery was, well slow! Donald J. Trump was elected President and things changed. He brought economic prosperity to America. The Big Q: Can he […]

US Economy Seen Recovering in 2-H of this Year

US Economy Seen Recovering in 2-H of this Year

Wall Street rallies, investors focus on recovery and ignoring the bad news. The US economy could start to recover in 2-H of this year after what looks to be the worst recession in decades, growth may be slow and uneven, some Fed policymakers hinted Tuesday. Their soft assessments came as a majority of US states […]

It is Time to Close All BSL4 (bio-warfare) Laboratories

It is Time to Close All BSL4 (bio-warfare) Laboratories

Leading scientists are adamant that all BSL3 and BSL4 laboratories must be closed down and all bio-warfare work with lethal pathogens ceased. “They are all existentially dangerous, and a catastrophe waiting to happen. And it is now happened. Here we are. It is staring us in the face,” says Francis Boyle, a former advisory board […]

The Key to America’s Economic Recovery and Reform are Non-profits

The Key to America’s Economic Recovery and Reform are Non-profits

The nonprofit sector of the economy does not get much attention when it comes to economic strategy and development. There are a couple of hundred thousand nonprofit organizations in California and millions in the nation; they range from large hospitals, universities, and medical foundations to food pantries and storefront churches. Most nonprofits do not have […]

Massive Wartime Investment in Nation Approved in Senate, House to Follow

Massive Wartime Investment in Nation Approved in Senate, House to Follow

The Senate will vote on the $2-T package later Wednesday and the House of Representatives is expected to follow suit soon after. “This is a wartime level of investment into our nation,” Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a speech announcing the pact after days of negotiations between Republican and Democratic lawmakers, Treasury […]

Australia raises restriction to highest level: “Do not travel overseas”

Australia raises restriction to highest level: “Do not travel overseas”

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Wednesday strongly discouraged the country’s residents against all overseas travel as he declared a human biosecurity emergency and banned all non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people. “The travel advice to every Australian is ‘Do not travel abroad’. Do not go overseas,” he said. PM Morrison said the advice […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $GLD $XAU $USO $VXX Wow, what a week it was, it really was! Technical Analysis: The move Thursday was not encouraging for a continued relief move, much less anything else. The Big Qs: Was it the end of the relief move? Would the jobs report help spring the move higher, given that […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last week Late Friday, the stock market put up a fight, on the close it was the worst week for equities since late Y 2008, as the S&P 500 (-0.8%) gave back 11.5% since the prior Friday, recording its 7th day running of losses, falling to its lowest level since […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Technical Analysis at the weekended 21 February  NAS Comp: It sold to the 10-Day EMA and then rebounded and filled the gap from Wednesday. It is still using the 10-day EMA as it trends higher. S&P 500: It tapped at the 20-Day EMA on the low, rebounded to a modest […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Friday’s Action Stocks recovered but struggled late in the day as the Fed, after a big repurchase operation in the am, said it will reduce the amount of the repos. The overnight repo saw $45.85-B in demand pasting the Fed’s offer. The 2-wk repo saw $59.02-B Vs the $30-B […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX DJIA futures are little changed Sunday night, along with S&P 500 futures and NAS Comp futures. The stock market rally showed surprising strength last week, but it is not unprecedented.  The stock market rally’s instant recovery from the coronavirus sell-off was surprising. Normally, when the stock market sells off fast, […]

President Trump to Focus SOTU on Economic Achievements

President Trump to Focus SOTU on Economic Achievements

$DIA $SPY $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Tuesday, President Trump will focus much of his State of the Union address on the administration’s economic achievements. “The President is very proud,” National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Tuesday.  “I think his policies, such as tax cuts, business deregulation across the board, opening up the energy sector to […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX We are deep in earnings season. Stay tuned daily. What happened last week Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) struggled as caught a bid and rallied The DJIA and the S&P 400 tested the 50-Day MA, but the NAS Comp and S&P 500 did not, but rebounded.Q-4 GDP came in at 2.1% the slowest […]

President Trump’s Economic Wins Resonate With Americans

President Trump’s Economic Wins Resonate With Americans

The economic agenda of President Donald Trump is “resonating” with voters, Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., said. Senator Braun made his comments Thursday during an interview on television And Braun cited President Trump’s signing Wednesday of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as another major economic step for the administration. “It’s a big deal,” he said. “It will […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $GLD, $XAU, $USO Last Week Stock action has improved with low to high gains and the stocks that stumbled Wednesday have showed stronger action. There has been excellent action in response to good earnings both during the trading session and after-hours. Bonds rallied, gold has risen and Crude Oil has […]

President Trump’s Economic Success Impressed Davos Elites

President Trump’s Economic Success Impressed Davos Elites

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow that President Trump’s indisputable economic success very much impressed many chief executives attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. President Trump touted the success of the US economy in a rousing speech last Tuesday.  In a wide-ranging address pitched to appeal to the Davos crowd, touting the achievements […]

States That Backed Donald Trump Growing Faster Than Hillary Clinton Supporters

States That Backed Donald Trump Growing Faster Than Hillary Clinton Supporters

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The States that backed Republican President Trump in Y 2016 have enjoyed faster growth last year than states that supported Democrat Hillary Clinton, a Yelp index shows. Five of the 7 fastest-growing states in the US during Y 2019 went Red in the last Presidential election, according to a trend tracked […]

DJIA 40,000 Just a Few Years Away

DJIA 40,000 Just a Few Years Away

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX S&P 500 and NAS Comp closed at record highs ahead of earnings season Monday’s advance is attributed to these factors: The positive price action buoying sentiment Expectations that the upcoming earnings season will include reassuring guidance News the Us will remove China from its currency manipulator list, thereby improving trade […]

The Financial Markets in Year of the Rat 2020

The Financial Markets in Year of the Rat 2020

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $XRT, $IWM Our New Year is here and we are just a few weeks away from the Chinese New Year, so not too early to share some of my favorite Chinese Astrologer’s thoughts on the coming Year of the Rat, he is famous for his predictions, but not perfect. The background: […]

Trump Policies Working: US Economy in Longest Expansion Ever

Trump Policies Working: US Economy in Longest Expansion Ever

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX For the 1st time ever, the US economy started and ended an entire decade without a recession, the longest expansion in our history, researchers say. The National Bureau of Economic Research found, as of December, the economy has expanded for a record 126 consecutive months. “It is unusual that this […]

Gold Prices on Pace to Mark Biggest Annual Gainer in 9 Yrs

Gold Prices on Pace to Mark Biggest Annual Gainer in 9 Yrs

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $XAG, $USD Gold prices look to end the year more than 15% higher, on track to post their biggest annual gainer in 9 years. “Gold has seen considerable safe haven buying from investors concerned over low and negative yields in the bond market and fearing a possible downturn in equities,” said the […]

“2020 Will Be a Very, Very Strong Economic Year”

“2020 Will Be a Very, Very Strong Economic Year”

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow predicts that Y 2020 “will be a very, very strong economic year” as the jobs market only stands to get stronger in the wake of Friday’s China-US trade deal. “I think it will be pro-growth. I think it will help business confidence and business investment,” Mr Kudlow said. Kudlow spoke […]

New Year’s Resolution: Eat REAL Food

New Year’s Resolution: Eat REAL Food

More Than Half of All Americans Are Chronically Ill The cost of health care in the US has increased over the past year accounting for 17% of GDP. But even though the US spends more than $3-T on health care each year, it is the worst performing system ranked by multiple aspects of healthcare. The […]

FOMC Mins: Divided Policy Makers Felt 3 Rate Cuts this Year ‘Should’ be Enough

FOMC Mins: Divided Policy Makers Felt 3 Rate Cuts this Year ‘Should’ be Enough

A divided FOMC decided to hit pause in its easing cycle following a rate cut at its October meeting offered little guidance on what would cause policymakers to change their minds on the outlook, minutes of the central bank’s last policy meeting showed. The readout released on Wednesday of the Oct. 29-30 policy discussion, at which […]

Fed Will Keep Monetary “Accommodative”

Fed Will Keep Monetary “Accommodative”

Sluggish inflation gives the Federal Reserve the leeway to keep borrowing costs low and help draw more workers into the labor market, San Francisco Fed Bank President Mary Daly said Saturday. “We’re lucky right now,” Ms. Daly said at University of California, Berkeley’s Clausen Center’s conference on global economic issues. “We can keep the policy […]

Trade is the Key Issue…

Trade is the Key Issue…

The 2 biggest players in the US economy will take the stage this week, as President Trump and Fed Chairman Powell speak amid signs the nation’s trade war with China may be thawing. President Trump will deliver a speech at the Economic Club of New York Tuesday, with investors hoping he sheds light on a […]

Impeachment is All About Stopping ‘The Trump Economy’

Impeachment is All About Stopping ‘The Trump Economy’

The Pelosi/Schiff House led impeachment investigation Vs President Donald Trump is all about the collapsing the economy. “This economy is the best economy in 30 years,” Christopher Ruddy said in a TV interview Thursday, referencing the insights of Yale economist Robert Shiller. “He is not known for being a Republican,” Mr. Ruddy said. “An incredible […]

“China Trade Talks May Yield Positive Surprises”

“China Trade Talks May Yield Positive Surprises”

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speculates that next week’s China trade talks with the US could very well stun everyone. Mr. Kudlow held out hope for progress in opening China’s financial services markets to American companies in trade talks next week, adding the US team was heading into them “open-minded.” “There could be positive […]

Fed Chairman Powell Does Not See Recession: Mission “Sustain Expansion”

Fed Chairman Powell Does Not See Recession: Mission “Sustain Expansion”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The stock market finished mixed Friday; the S&P 500 (+0.1%) and DJIA (+0.3%) closed just above unchanged, while the NAS Comp (-0.2%) and Russell 2000 (-0.4%) closed slightly lower. On Friday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the most likely outlook for the US and world economy is continued moderate growth, […]

‘Afrophobia’ Riots Upstage World Economic Forum in South Africa

‘Afrophobia’ Riots Upstage World Economic Forum in South Africa

South Africa promised Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks, as international anger over the violence overshadowed a pan-African economic conference in Cape Town. President Cyril Ramaphosa said at least 10 people had been killed during the past week,2 were foreigners. “Our country has been deeply traumatised …by […]

President Trump to Work with G-7 Allies to Build a Future of Opportunity and Promise for All Our Nations

President Trump to Work with G-7 Allies to Build a Future of Opportunity and Promise for All Our Nations

“Each of our nations is totally unique with our people and our own sovereign obligations. But we can coordinate together and achieve a common good.“– President Donald J. Trump His Mission Statement WORKING WITH G7 PARTNERS: President Donald J. Trump will meet with leaders of G7 nations to further our cooperation and relations with several […]

The Violence in Hong Kong is Being Condemned Around the World

The Violence in Hong Kong is Being Condemned Around the World

Foreign government officials and experts are expressing their condemnation of the violence perpetrated by radical demonstrators in Hong Kong. Emphasizing the significance of “1 country, 2 systems” for the development of Hong Kong, they also voiced their support for the legitimate actions taken by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government and Hong Kong […]

US Economic Growth Short of President Trump’s Goals

US Economic Growth Short of President Trump’s Goals

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX President Trump blames the Fed for putting the US economy at risk while data shows an economy in “reasonably good” shape, as the Chairman of the central bank recently said. But,”reasonably good” is not what President Trump promised to deliver during his Y 2016 campaign, and at this point he […]

ECB Vs Fed in ‘Undeclared’ Currency War…Tensions Rising

ECB Vs Fed in ‘Undeclared’ Currency War…Tensions Rising

FLASH: Fed policy makers reportedly are being forced to cut interest rates because of the European Central Bank’s much-lower policy rate. If losing demand to Europe weakens US growth and threatens to push inflation too low, US rates also must also fall. “The ECB’s policy rate, at minus 0.4%, is already nearly 3 percentage points […]

Capitalism Vs Socialism

Capitalism Vs Socialism

Capitalism and Socialism are both economic schools of thought that are to an extent virtually opposite of each other. Understanding the differences between them is important as it can help you understand a great deal about economic discussion and thought. Capitalism: To each their own. Markets should be free of government intervention and the principles of supply […]

S&P 500 & NAS Comp Finished at Record Highs Again!

S&P 500 & NAS Comp Finished at Record Highs Again!

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: US Q-2 GDP higher than estimates on strong consumer spending as the ‘Tight’ Fed, China trade dispute lowed growth Friday, economist Stephen Moore said he is “relieved” that the economy is at 2.1% growth, but said the numbers are not where they should be because of several factors, including […]

Gold,Gold Mining Stocks Are Appealing In Here

Gold,Gold Mining Stocks Are Appealing In Here

$GOLD, $NEM, $XAU, $GDX, $NUGT, $GLD, $USD FLASH: Gold prices are up, Bullion and Miners are in favor, here is why. Gold prices hit their highest marks since Y 2013 this past week, an indication that investors increasingly view the precious Yellow metal as a good alternative to paper money and government bonds at a […]

People are Asking, Will the Gold Miners Soar in 2-H of this Year?

People are Asking, Will the Gold Miners Soar in 2-H of this Year?

$GOLD, $NEM, $XAU, $GDX, $NUGT, $GLD, $USD FLASH: Gold prices have reversed to the Northside in the last several weeks. The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) gained 8.0% in June, higher than the gainers of 6.4% and 7.1%, respectively, in the S&P 500 and the DJIA. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) amplified the […]

Trade Worries Not a Drag on US Business Investment

Trade Worries Not a Drag on US Business Investment

$GS Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) economists are skeptical that trade policy uncertainty is a major drag on business investment now. Instead, they are pointing to other economic indicators, which they say are still okay. “The link between economic policy uncertainty and Capex weakens sharply when taking into account financial conditions and company investment spending expectations, which […]

Hiring in US Hits Record Highs

Hiring in US Hits Record Highs

US job openings fell a bit in April as hiring surged to a record high, government data showed Monday. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, slipped to a seasonally adjusted 7.4-M from 7.5-M in March, the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS. The job openings rate was […]

US Consumer Confidence Up in April, Economic View is Bright, the Trump Polices are Working

US Consumer Confidence Up in April, Economic View is Bright, the Trump Polices are Working

FLASH: The Trump Policies are working US consumer confidence was up in April as Americans felt more optimistic about present and future economic conditions, underscoring how a tight labor market and higher wages are underpinning attitudes amid some uncertainty. The Conference Board’s index climbed to 129.2, according to data from the New York-based group Tuesday that topped […]

White House Continues to Back Moore for Fed

White House Continues to Back Moore for Fed

President Trump’s economic adviser said the White House still backs Stephen Moore for a seat on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, despite Democratic lawmakers’ concerns about his competence and questions over his past remarks. Sunday, Federal Board candidate Stephen Moore derided criticism of him as “character assassination” and a blatant “smear campaign.” In a […]

President Trump ‘Angling’ for The Gold Standard

President Trump ‘Angling’ for The Gold Standard

$XAU, $GLD, $USD President Trump’s plans to nominate Stephen Moore and Herman Cain to the Fed board, and that move points back to The Gold Standard, a policy option once advocated by both men and President Trump himself. The Big Q: What is the case for returning to The Gold Standard? The Big A: Is […]

The S&P 500 Closed Above 2900 Friday

The S&P 500 Closed Above 2900 Friday

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $JPM, $DIS FLASH: Friday’s advance drove the benchmark index close above the 2900 mark for the 1st time since early October. The S&P 500 gained 0.7% Friday, as a strong earnings report from JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and a buoyant response to Walt Disney’s (DIS) upcoming streaming service helped offset losses from […]

US Will Not Lift Economic Sanctions on NKorea Yet.

US Will Not Lift Economic Sanctions on NKorea Yet.

Thursday, President Trump said, “…not the right time to lift economic sanctions on NKorea” “At the right time I would have great support. This is not the right time,” President Trump said during an Oval Office meeting with SKorean President Moon Jae-In, after he was asked about re-opening the industrial park. President Moon has advocated […]

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Out in the Streets of Paris for 21st Weekend

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Out in the Streets of Paris for 21st Weekend

Protesters from the ‘yellow vest‘ movement are on the streets of France for a 21st weekend running, with 1000’s gathered for a march across Paris. Paris police have fine-tuned their strategy of being more mobile and proactive to counter eventual violence since the 1st Saturday of protests on 17 November. The Champs-Elysees is off-limits to […]

US Consumer Confidence Still Confident

US Consumer Confidence Still Confident

American consumers were feeling less confident this month amid continued volatility in the financial markets. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index fell to 124.1 in March from 131.4 in February. The index, covering through 14 March measures consumers’ assessment of current economic conditions and their expectations for the next 6 months. […]

Fear of Recession Looms in China

Fear of Recession Looms in China

FLASH: President Trump’s tariffs slows China growth engine China’s exports fell the most in 3 years in February, while imports fell for a 3rd month running, pointing to a further slowdown in the economy and a trade recession despite a PBoC”s support measures. The shockingly weak readings from the world’s largest trading nation added to […]

EU’s Economic Collapse Brings on New ECB Initiatives

EU’s Economic Collapse Brings on New ECB Initiatives

$EUR FLASH: ECB will maintain current level of rates through the end of Y 2019 and launch new targeted longer-term refinancing operation (TLTRO-III) in September European Central Bank presented a huge set of monetary policy initiatives Thursday that sent economists and analysts on Twitter spinning. Below are some of their quick reactions as the EUR […]

There is No Permanent Economic Damage From Shutdown

There is No Permanent Economic Damage From Shutdown

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the recent partial government shutdown inflicted “no permanent damage” to the economy. “I still think the economy is very strong,” the head of the National Economic Council that advises President Trump said at a White House briefing.  “As I have said many times I […]

Wealth Manager UBS Suffers Huge Withdrawals

Wealth Manager UBS Suffers Huge Withdrawals

$UBS, $CS UBS Group (NYSE:UBS) warned that the worst may not be over after clients pulled $13-B in assets during a market correction in the last 3 months of Y 2018. Increased volatility, rising protectionism and geopolitical tensions are still weighing on investors, which will hit wealth and asset management revenue in Q-1, the Zurich-based […]

BREXIT Update: PM May’s Government Survived No-confidence Vote

BREXIT Update: PM May’s Government Survived No-confidence Vote

$GBP, $USD Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government survived a no-confidence vote, a day after her BREXIT deal was overwhelmingly rejected by lawmakers. The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, meaning Mrs. May can remain in office. There was no effect on US financial markets. Tuesday, UK […]

Fed Made ‘Policy Mistake’, President Trump Not Likely to Sack Powell Yet

Fed Made ‘Policy Mistake’, President Trump Not Likely to Sack Powell Yet

$SPY, $WFC, $CS Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) cut estimates for stocks next year on concern the Fed is making policy mistakes that will dampen US economic growth. Chris Harvey, head of equity strategy at the bank, cut his year-end target for the S&P 500 Index to 2,665 from 3,079. While the new forecast represents a 10% […]

Fed to Signal Long Rate Hike ‘Pause’ at December FOMC Meeting

Fed to Signal Long Rate Hike ‘Pause’ at December FOMC Meeting

Fed to Signal Long Rate Hike ‘Pause’ at December FOMC Meeting President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said he expects the Fed to pause its interest-rate increases for “quite some time” after a possible hike later this month. As Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members prepare to meet on 18-19 December, “I think they’re signaling […]

Thanksgiving Football Weekend, Winning the Financial Debate

Thanksgiving Football Weekend, Winning the Financial Debate

Thanksgiving Football Weekend, Winning the Financial Debate When this year’s holiday weekend discussion turns to the US economy, which it may, you need to be primed correctly. Whether your relatives want to talk about the job market as casual observers or parse Fed actions like superNerds, we have prepared rebuttals for some of Y 2018’s […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) CEO Believes ‘Little Progress’ Made on F1 Economic Issues

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) CEO Believes ‘Little Progress’ Made on F1 Economic Issues

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) CEO Believes ‘Little Progress’ Made on F1 Economic Issues $RACE CEO Louis Camilleri believes little progress has been made on F1 economic issues Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) new boss says that Liberty Media’s proposed budget cap is not exactly close to becoming reality. F1 owner Liberty wants to improve the sport by limiting the huge […]

Roaring Trump Economy Benefits ‘Blue Collar’ Worker the Most

Roaring Trump Economy Benefits ‘Blue Collar’ Worker the Most

Roaring Trump Economy Benefits ‘Blue Collar’ Worker the Most Monday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says American blue-collar workers are the ones most benefiting from President Donald Trump’s robust economic growth. “We’re running solidly. You know who the biggest beneficiaries are? Blue-collar workers. Take a look at the numbers,”  the veteran financial guru and […]

The US is in a ‘Great Economic Boom’

The US is in a ‘Great Economic Boom’

The US is in a ‘Great Economic Boom’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Americans’ evaluations of current US economic conditions and the economy’s trajectory are the most optimistic in nearly 20 years, Gallup reported. Currently, 54% of Americans rate economic conditions as “excellent” or “good,” and just 12% as “poor,” Gallup reported. Also, by 57% to […]

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances 

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances 

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances Friday, China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz to shore up confidence in its fall stock market. Growth in the Quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.5% over a year earlier from the prior Quarter’s 6.7%, official data […]

President Trump, “My Biggest Threat Is the Fed”

President Trump, “My Biggest Threat Is the Fed”

President Trump, “My Biggest Threat Is the Fed” Tuesday, US President Donald Trump escalated his assault on the Fed, calling the central bank the biggest threat of his Presidency. “My biggest threat is the Fed,” President Trump said in a TV interview. “Because the Fed is raising rates too fast, and it is too independent,” he […]

DJIA + 547.87 On Strong Q-3 Earnings Reports

DJIA + 547.87 On Strong Q-3 Earnings Reports

DJIA + 547.87 On Strong Q-3 Earnings Reports $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 cut through its 200-Day MA, closing 2.2% higher and reducing its October loss to 3.6%. Tuesday, US  stocks rose more than 2% after upbeat earnings reports from major companies, and solid economic data, as equities rebounded from last week’s […]

 “US is the Hottest Economy in World”

 “US is the Hottest Economy in World”

 “US is the Hottest Economy in World” US economic strength is built upon very real, solid fundamentals. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said the American economy is beating the rest of its global rivals despite the stock market’s volatility. “We are the hottest economy in the world right now. We’re crushing it,” he said […]

President Trump’s Economic Boom Can Last ‘A Good Many Years’

President Trump’s Economic Boom Can Last ‘A Good Many Years’

President Trump’s Economic Boom Can Last ‘A Good Many Years’  President Trump is Guiding ‘Hottest Economy’ in World Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, does not see an end to the robust economic growth sparked by President Donald Trump’s strategy. “I just do not see where this is going to end,” he […]

“Enormous Confidence” Driving US Economic Growth

“Enormous Confidence” Driving US Economic Growth

“Enormous Confidence” Driving US Economic Growth “President Trump is a growth guy and he has launched a boom that nobody thought possible.” The National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow says “enormous confidence” just one of the many factors driving robust economic growth, which he does not expect to stop anytime soon. “I’ll start with the […]

“No Great ‘Potholes’ Seen Stopping President Trump Economic Growth Policies”

“No Great ‘Potholes’ Seen Stopping President Trump Economic Growth Policies”

“No Great ‘Potholes’ Seen Stopping President Trump Economic Growth Policies” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon expects robust economic growth “may very well continue” because he does not see any “great potholes” stopping it. Mr. Dimon said in a TV interview Monday hat he cannot tell whether the China […]

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $SPY, $QQQ The Gold-Silver Ratio has been one of the most reliable technical ‘buy’ indicators for Silver, whenever the ratio climbs above 80. The Big Q: Is the current spike in the gold/silver ratio forecasting another stock market crash? The gold-to-silver ratio has moves […]

Hurricane Florence Will Distort Economic Data, Expect Little Harm

Hurricane Florence Will Distort Economic Data, Expect Little Harm

Hurricane Florence Will Distort Economic Data, Expect Little Harm $HD, $LOW The coming economic impact of Hurricane Florence is unlikely to be large but will likely muddle US data for months, judging from past experience. Last year, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma constrained activity in Q-3 of Y 2017 and sparked rebuilding later in the year […]

NKorea’s 70th Anni Parade “a big and very positive statement”

NKorea’s 70th Anni Parade “a big and very positive statement”

NKorea’s 70th Anni Parade “a big and very positive statement” Sunday, US President Donald Trump saluted NKorean leader Kim Jong Un Sunday for holding a massive military parade “without the customary display of nuclear missiles” to celebrate his country’s 70th Anniversary. “This is a big and very positive statement from NKorea. Thank you To Chairman […]

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future President Donald Trump has sidestepped conventional processes, protocols and procedures in trade negociations Last Monday, the US reached a preliminary trade agreement with Mexico that addresses several American grievances. A similar deal with Canada may also to be on track. These breakthroughs, combined with an easing […]

Protecting Endangered Animal Species Cost US Taxpayers 100’s of Billions

Protecting Endangered Animal Species Cost US Taxpayers 100’s of Billions

Protecting Endangered Animal Species Cost US Taxpayers 100’s of Billions President Trump is moving to reform the ESA’s management of endangered species Democrats are slammed the President’s attempts to correct this over regulation. Factoring in the taxpayer cost of blocking dams, roads, pipelines Protecting endangered species likely costs the economy hundreds of billions of dollars […]

US Economic Boom the “single most important political story”

US Economic Boom the “single most important political story”

US Economic Boom the “single most important political story” President Trump fully deserves the credit, he said, for lowering tax rates, rolling back trade regulations and enforcing trade reform. The United States’ economic boom is the “single most important political story” that has happened this year, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow. “This is going to […]

Millennials, Baby Boomers to Fuel Historic Economic Expansion

Millennials, Baby Boomers to Fuel Historic Economic Expansion

Millennials, Baby Boomers to Fuel Historic Economic Expansion $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, investment guru Ed Yardeni predicted millennials and baby boomers will help the US achieve its greatest economic expansion in history. “They the baby boomers are increasingly becoming minimalists. They are trading down in terms of houses that they want to live […]

China’s Political and Economic Waters Look Choppy

China’s Political and Economic Waters Look Choppy

China’s Political and Economic Waters Look Choppy As China’s leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, its political and economic waters look choppy. Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges just months after clearing his way to rule for as long as […]

US Economic Growth Forecast

US Economic Growth Forecast

US Economic Growth Forecast The WS-J’s monthly survey of private economists see now the average estimate for US economic growth this year to have increased to 3R, up from projections of 2.9% last month and 2.4% a year ago. The survey of private economists also expects the unemployment rate falling to 3.6% by June 2019, which would be […]

Heavy Economic Sanctions Against Iran Back On at Midnight, More Coming

Heavy Economic Sanctions Against Iran Back On at Midnight, More Coming

Heavy Economic Sanctions Against Iran Back On at Midnight, More Coming Heavy economic sanctions will come back into effect at Midnight, but some of the implications are already being seen. “The pressure on the Iranian economy is significant,” Bolton said in a TV interview Monday. “The value of its currency is going through the floor. We’ve seen […]

Perez and Pelosi Do Not Like President Trump’s Economic Policies

Perez and Pelosi Do Not Like President Trump’s Economic Policies

Perez and Pelosi Do Not Like President Trump’s Economic Policies Key Dem party leaders do not agree with or like US President Donald Trump in part because  his economic policies following a July jobs report that showed the U.S. added 157,000 jobs and unemployment fell to 3.9% Friday. Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez released […]

President Trump’s Middle East Team Forging Israeli-Palestinian Peace

President Trump’s Middle East Team Forging Israeli-Palestinian Peace

President Trump’s Middle East Team Forging Israeli-Palestinian Peace US officials say The Trump Administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The National Security Council last week began approaching other agencies seeking volunteers to join The Team, […]

The Trump Administration Pushes Chinese Officials Back to the Negotiating Table

The Trump Administration Pushes Chinese Officials Back to the Negotiating Table

The Trump Administration Pushes Chinese Officials Back to the Negotiating Table $CNY Wednesday, China cautioned the US against “blackmailing and pressuring” it over trade as The Trump Administration pushes officials back to the negotiating table through threats of even higher tariffs. President Donald Trump’s officials are considering more than 2X’ing planned tariffs on $200-B in […]